TRW Chosen As PSA's Driver Assist Systems Partner For All Peugeot Citroen Vehicles Beginning In 2017

Jan 06, 2015, 10:00 ET from TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Electronics Show (CES) -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), announced today from its 2015 International CES exhibit stand that PSA selected the Company as its driver assist system (DAS) partner beginning with the launch of its next generation radar (AC1000) and camera (S-Cam 3) sensor technologies, either individually or in 'data fusion' systems, across the Peugeot, Citroen and DS vehicle ranges, with production starting in 2017.  In addition to supplying the sensors, TRW has been awarded with full system integration and functional development responsibility.

Thierry Metais, global account director for PSA at TRW said: "We are very proud to have been awarded such a prestigious contract which is a testament to our long-standing cooperation with PSA and our proven competencies in DAS development and innovation.

"We have been working closely in cooperation with PSA to ensure that our technologies will help them to meet the increasingly stringent future Euro NCAP requirements for active safety. Our next generation AC1000 and S-Cam 3 sensors offer significantly greater functionality and performance capabilities, which both help our customers to enhance the safety of drivers, passengers and other road users and meet future industry requirements."

Gilles Le Borgne, head of Research and Development at PSA added: "This award is a logical follow-up after the successful launches of TRW systems on the C4 Picasso and Peugeot 308."

Launching on PSA vehicle platforms in Europe and China, TRW's DAS sensors will enable adaptive cruise control (ACC) with stop-and-go functionality, which stop and accelerate the vehicle in stop and go traffic, and lane keeping assist functions, both of which can help to enhance safety and aid driver comfort while reducing driving stress and fatigue.

Metais added: "We successfully introduced our current generation radar, the AC100, two years ago on the Citroen C4 Picasso during the first wave of PSA's DAS launches, and have now been selected as the partner for DAS across the full 2017 vehicle line-up.  And as a full safety systems supplier – developing brakes, steering, electronics and occupant safety technologies – TRW has the know-how and experience to deliver systems integration expertise for these platforms."

TRW has been developing driver assistance technology since the early 1970s and launched its first production radar in 2002 on the VW Phaeton and first lane keeping camera in 2008 on the Lancia Delta. Since then, TRW has fitted radars to vehicles including the Bentley Continental, VW Passat, and Citroen C4 Picasso, and cameras to vehicles including the Nissan Qashqai, Jeep Cherokee, Chrysler 200, Chevrolet Silverado, Hyundai i40, and Iveco Daily vans.

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With 2013 sales of $17.4 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 24 countries and employs approximately 65,000 people worldwide.  TRW Automotive products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine components, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services.  All references to "TRW Automotive", "TRW" or the "Company" in this press release refer to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries, unless otherwise indicated.  TRW Automotive news is available on the internet at  

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